Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Despite the Rain

 Well despite all the massive amounts of rain falling here in Queensland, Things have been ticking along ......  The Bees are just loving the pollen from the palms in the back of the garden.  Can't say I'd ever taken that much notice of them except to have to throw away the old seed heads that would fall to the ground along with the palm leaves ...... however once you here the buzzing of the bees you can't help but stop and check it out. 


 We were very blessed to have some old friends drop in and stay overnight with us last week!  It was
wonderful to have that time to be able to catch up on things.  Lyn and I have been snail mailing for quite a few years now ...... I'm thinking we may have started around 2007/2008ish.  Hopefully we can catch up again before too long ........



We managed to get 160ml of rain fall just  a couple of days before we planned to head North.  It's the first time in this house that we've been here and had the heavy rain - so we were able to see just where it flows and now have an idea where we need to place extra drainage. Even though there was plenty of rain, Pete managed to put in a few trenches during the downpour and managed to get it draining out pretty quickly.  I am glad that we were around for it to at least be able to contain things!  A couple of days later we began our drive North.   All up it wasn't too bad a drive ......
We had some heavy downpours early in the trip and were then surprised to find ourselves driving past the areas that had been on fire the other week ...... still slowly burning!

We enjoyed pulling in early afternoon in Mackay for the night (more about that at a later time) ...... and then spent the next morning driving through some more heavy rainfall ....... wondering if we would get cut off or not ......... the roadsigns continued to tell us it was open for the stretches we needed to get through


although at one point the water was close to lapping the road.

It was lovely to finally drive into Townsville where we will enjoy spending
 some quality time with our Son, DIL and grandies who have only just moved into their first every home!  I hope you are all enjoying this week before Christmas ...... I'll catch up with you all again soon!   Hugs, Sharm

Love this new coffee mug from one of my neighbours!


8 comments:

africanaussie said...

I am glad you got through - some of the roads were closed. Now it seems to have all dried up - I really thought that was the start to the wet season! Glad it seems to help put out some of those fires!

Beca said...

I hope you have a blessed week with your loved ones . Merry Christmas!
xx Beca

Lin said...

Looks like you were just lucky with your travel plans Sharm. We are in UK for Christmas and it is raining here too!. xx

Narelle said...

Wow, lucky travels. Enjoy your visit north 😊

Ellie Merk said...

That looked like some harsh weather, particularly the road, glad you got there safe and sound. Enjoy your time with the family, have a great Christmas and a happy 2019. :)

Maria said...

Sew good you made the trip to Townsville safely.
Enjoy your stay with your family...

Susan said...

Hope you had a fabulous time away - and a Merry Christmas
Happy New Year to you

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